(September 1950)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines 52 Pages
Editing
J.F. Byrne (Managing Editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (editor)(credited); Jerry Iger (Art Director)(credited)
Color
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
Early Issues Standard Golden Age U.S.; Later Issues Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

The Captives of Crocodile Swamp (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga
Reprints
Keywords
leopards

The Captives of Crocodile Swamp (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Inks
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Zulu; El Borro; Morrison; Dolly Morrison; Craig Gordon
Synopsis
Kaänga puts an end to slave raiding by El Borro.
Keywords
B'fanga Valley; jackals; leopards; rifles; saddle zebras; slavers; warthogs

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Friend Kaänga, I need your help and advice desperately."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Simba / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Richard Case
Inks
Richard Case
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two things did Simba, monarch of the Congo, fear...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Villagers and white hunters pursue a rogue elephant that leads them into Simba's territory. Simba attacks the elephant and wounds it. The hunters arrive and kill it.
Reprints
Keywords
elephants

Indexer Notes

Simba's next appearance is in Wambi (Fiction House, 1942 series) #14.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Ken Battefield; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks
Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ever on the alert for contraband, smuggled arms and loot, the lancer duties include a careful search of the equipment of all who enter or leave the jungle wilds...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Miss Ross; Abu ben Hassin; bar Jebel
Synopsis
Terry escorts Miss Ross to an oasis where they will meet with the ivory thief, Abu ben Hassin. Terry arrests Hassin but then the group is attacked by another party of raiders, working secretly for Miss Ross. Terry then signals the hidden lancers under Keeto's command and take the lot into custody.
Keywords
diamonds; ivory; leopards; stereotyping of Arabs

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'An evil-doer is best defeated by his own weapons...'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg; Helma; Sirdah (tiger); the rajah; Tawn
Synopsis
The rajah's daughter is taken hostage by men who would usurp his rule. Wambi uses hornets to attack the kidnappers and saves the princess.
Reprints
Keywords
hornets; pythons; treehouses

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Big Cage / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the year 1929 I was giving...
Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Mack]
Pencils
Enrico Bagnoli
Inks
Enrico Bagnoli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The jungle stands like a huge death-trap...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Merrill [Bassumi]; Doctor Finney; Lorutis (African tribes); Adaki
Synopsis
The Lorutis confuse Merrill, a member of Finney's exploration safari and dressed in a deep sea diving suit, with a god and want to sacrifice the rest of the party. Tabu intervenes and the party is saved.
Keywords
crocodiles; deep sea diving suit; mandrills

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It hung now in the mistland of memory,...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); Nygailas (African tribe); Ben Bennett; K'ailu; Mabaro
Synopsis
Bennett and his gang of thieves buy hunting rights on the Nygailas' land. Mabaro, long-thought mad by his people, recognizes Bennett as the leader of the thieves who looted the Nygailas many years before and beat Mabaro and killed his father. He tells his story to Camilla who helps expose Bennett's new thieving of treasure.
Keywords
crocodiles; saddle zebras; steamboats
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Captives of Crocodile Swamp
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Captives of Crocodile Swamp
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Two things did Simba, monarch of the Congo, fear..."]
    Simba
  4. 3. ["Ever on the alert for contraband, smuggled arms and loot, the lancer duties include a careful search of the equipment of all who enter or leave the jungle wilds..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["'An evil-doer is best defeated by his own weapons...'"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["In the year 1929 I was giving..."]
    The Big Cage
  7. 6. ["The jungle stands like a huge death-trap..."]
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["It hung now in the mistland of memory,..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.